Remote Name the Calf Contest – “G” Calves

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about 100 heifer calves born each … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “F”

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the last half of March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Farrah by Jenny Barnhart Friend by Kristin Loiko Fiddle … Read more

Spring Bird Count

A birder did a recent survey of the upper and lower meadow for a spring bird count. In some non-COVID19 related news, check out the species that he saw right here in Hockanum Meadow! Please note that the Hockanum Meadow is private property and the birder who completed this survey secured permission from all landowners … Read more

Coronavirus spring: Farms, gardens figure out how to get vegetables to consumers in the age of social distancing

By Jim Kinney | April 7, 2020 MassLive At the 100-acre Calabrese fruit and vegetable farm in Southwick, the sweet corn is planted. Normally not a remarkable occurrence on a farm in April. But with the coronavirus and efforts to stop its spread disrupting nearly every aspect of every life, it’s remarkable that this one … Read more

Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer and education and marketing … Read more

10 Ways to Support Barstow’s During COVID19

As we all adjust to the evolving Covid-19 situation, our priority is the health and safety of our Barstow’s community: customers, staff members, and family. We are able to accommodate to-go breakfast, lunch, bakery, ice cream, grocery, and prepared foods purchases – open-4pm – daily. All of our menu offerings can be found on our website for … Read more

April Outhouse News

It’s been recommended that keeping routines during this global pandemic keeps us grounded. Barstow’s is currently offering drive thru service only, but in an effort to stick to our routines, we’ve still updated our monthly Outhouse Newsletter for the restroom. In case you wanted to post the April Outhouse in your own bathroom at home, … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “E”

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter. These calves were born in the first half of March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Erin by Olivia Athas Elaine by Elaine Hodgman … Read more

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